Olympus C-2000Z Specification Review

When the Olympus C-2000Z was announced it surprised some people, everyone was expecting Olympus to release a 2 mega-pixel 3x zoom ability capability power digicam to match Nikon, but most expected it to stick to identical to the well-known D600/D620L (C1400XL) digital SLR. Instead Olympus went all traditional, going for a light and portable digital digicam look and a viewfinder instead of the SLR “through the lens” of previous periods Olympus style.

Olympus C-2000Z
Olympus C-2000Z

We now know of the C-2500L which assures to be a 2.5 mega-pixel SLR, although little more than that is known. however were amazing, the conventional “2 mega” high top quality of 1600 x 1200, a little light and portable (only 4″ / 10cm wide), quick reaction and handling periods, good construction and significantly a big quick F2 – F2.8 (35mm – 105mm equiv.) contact.


The C2000Z is quite rectangle “front on”, the case is a mixture of aluminum metal (silver part) and nasty (black). I was a little frustrated that the side hold was not rubberized covered and so doesn’t have that quality experience. The snub nasal area of the gun barrel projects a little when powered-off and the lens completely expands when you is powered-on (takes about 3.5 seconds) in history method (see below). Other than that the ergonomics are good, it suits well into your side and levels out well, dimension experience strong enough but still lightweight enough not to be magnificent. Manages experience well made and (especially the main method wheel) as though they’ll last.

Olympus C-2000Z Body
Olympus C-2000Z Body

Here’s a dimension evaluation with the Nikon Coolpix 950, as you can see the C2000Z is about 2/3rds the size of the 950, the side hold is about the same dimension but the lens on the C2000Z projects another inches. 5 after you’ve operated you up. Holding the two camcorders around the 950 is thin enough to fit close to your side on the neck band, the C2000Z tends to hold unclearly, I found myself using another digital camera’s side band and handhold the C2000Z.


Taking pictures

Once you’ve exercised the C-2000Z’s selection system it’s a pretty awesome digicam to use. I was always satisfied with the quick pattern times, quick concentrate and common responsiveness of you. The LCD was quickly readable even in shiny light conditions (and is at least flexible from the SETUP menu). I restricted myself by not having enough storage area, only having two 16MB and one 8MB SM cards at my convenience intended not having enough area and doing the one thing I dispise, removing images in the world. I dispise removing completely excellent images in the world because you simply can’t tell how excellent or bad a picture is on the little LCD on digicams.

Jo (my fiancee) and I went capturing, she had a prerelease Kodak DC280 with a 48MB cards and I had the C-2000Z with the various SM bank cards, while she was gladly capturing away I was concerning about storage area and going back to remove images which I really would have liked to keep. I won’t add more energy to the CF vs. SM discussion and I could have assisted myself by having several of 32MB SM bank cards (hard to get keep of). One other observe, the provided Olympus 8MB SM cards created mistakes on 3 of images on it.. Not what I’d contact efficient, the other two 16MB SM bank cards were excellent.

Battery power life

Battery lifestyle is a very varying factor, and as most digital camera customers will know using common alkaline battery power such as the 4 AA’s offered a digital camera won’t last you lengthy enough to complete your 8MB SM cards. This is of course real of the C2000Z, luckily I have several places of GP 1300mAh NiMH rechargables.

Aperture Priority

Aperture concern is where you assign the aperture and you determines the best shutter rate, if the visibility is outside of the electronic cameras variety (either over or under exposing) the aperture will display red on the LCD display. However used effectively Aperture Priority can be important as it has a positive change on detail of area (the variety at the top side and behind the centerpiece which will be in concentrate when taking the shot). Example of aperture concern (simple example F11 generates more detail of area than F2.8).

Olympus C-2000Z Images Quality
Aperture Priority mode:
F2.8, 1/60s, ISO100

Shutter Priority

Shutter concern is where you assign the shutter rate and the electronic camera determines the best aperture, if the visibility is outside of the electronic cameras variety (either over or under exposing) the shutter rate will display on the LCD display. In the example below shutter concern was used to set a more slowly visibility of 1/10 a few moments to generate the blurry impact of water in water fall – for more study my electronic cameras glossary:

Olympus C-2000Z Images Quality
Shutter Priority mode:
1/10s, F11, ISO100

Again the C2000Z provides a variety of shutter rates of speed (speeds more slowly than 1/2s must be “overridden” by having down the OK button):

16s, 8s, 4s, 2s, 1s, 1/2s, 1/2.5s, 1/3s, 1/4s, 1/5s, 1/6s, 1/8s, 1/10s, 1/13s, 1/15s, 1/20s, 1/25s, 1/30s, 1/40s, 1/50s, 1/60s, 1/80s, 1/100s, 1/125s, 1/160s, 1/200s, 1/250s, 1/320s, 1/400s, 1/500s, 1/650s, 1/800s

Guide Focus

The manual concentrate use of the C2000Z is restricted, you can only secure the concentrate at either 2.5m (8ft) or infinity which is a little frustrating for a digicam recognized with “manual features”. A plan in the manual (below) describes that at extensive position (F2.0/2.8) at 2.5m concentrate everything from 1.1m to infinity will be in concentrate, at F11 that’s 0.35m to infinity. However, at the tele end factors are not so favourable and I really would like to have seen a more versatile manual concentrate function on the C2000Z.

Electronic Zoom

Readers of my opinions will know I’m not a large fan of zoom capability as it’s often a poorly applied and rarely used (by owners). On top of the C2000Z’s 3x visual zoom capability, it also has a variety of digital zooms. These zoom capability stages are 1.6x, 2x and 2.5x. When electronically cruising In the C2000Z it falls down to SQ quality (the currently chosen SQ quality, which when it comes to the illustrations below that was 1024 x 768.

Images Quality

The Good

What can I say? The C-2000Z requires outstanding pictures. Olympus are not being ahead about what type of metering the standard metering is in the C-2000Z, they contact it “Digital ESP” (huh?) but whatever, it’s not middle calculated and functions and reacts very much like that of Nikons Matrix metering.

1/125s, F2.5, ISO100  C-2000Z, 200% crop:
1/125s, F2.5, ISO100
C-2000Z, 200% crop:

Not only well revealed but distinct, specific, normally colored and demanding little or no post-processing. It’s truly one of the top customer camcorders (and even gives some of those Pro digitals a run for THEIR money). Again and again I was pleased by pictures taken with this digital camera and printed several at 8″ x 11″ (on Epson Stylus pen Picture 750) with outstanding outcomes.

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Max resolution 
1600 x 1200
 Low resolution 
1024 x 768 or 640 x 480
 Image ratio w:h 
 CCD pixels 
2.11 million
 CCD size 
1/2 “
 CCD filter type 
G – R – G – B
 ISO rating 
100 / 200 / 400
 Zoom wide (W)
35 mm
 Zoom tele (T)
105 mm (3 x)
 Digital zoom 
Yes, 1.6x, 2x, 2.5x
 Auto Focus 
 Manual Focus 
Yes, but only 2.5m and infinity
 Auto focus accuracy 
 Normal focus range 
80 cm
 Macro focus range 
20 cm
 Flash guide no. 
11.2 m (36.7 ft) @ F2.0 ISO100
 White balance override 
Yes – 5 position
 Aperture range 
F2.0 – F2.8 / F11
 Min shutter 
1/2 s (manual override up to 16s exposure)
 Max shutter 
1/800 s
 Built-in Flash 
Yes, internal
 External flash  Yes, synch cable
 Flash modes 
Auto, Red-Eye, Forced, Off, Slow, External
 Exposure adjustment 
-2EV to +2EV in 1/3EV steps
ESP digital, Spot
 Aperture priority 
Yes, full range manual (F2.0/2.8 – F11)
 Shutter priority 
Yes, full range manual (16s – 1/800s)
 Lens thread 
Requires Olympus adapter
 Continuous / Burst 
Yes (2fps, 10 images / 50 @ VGA)
 Tripod mount 
 Time-lapse recording 
 Video out 
Yes (NTSC/PAL depends on region)
 Storage types 
 Storage included 
8 MB SmartMedia
 Uncompressed format 
 Compressed format 
 Quality Levels 
Standard, High, Super High
1.8 “
 Playback zoom 
Yes,1.5x, 2.0x, 2.5x, 3.0x scrollable
 Operating system 
Serial PC / Mac
 Battery / Charger 
AA (4) batteries (NiMH recommended)
 Weight (inc. batteries) 
400 g (14.1 oz)
108 x 66 x 74 mm
(4.3″ x 2.6″ x 2.9″)